Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
To: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
From: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/24/2000 11:57:37
>dd if=/dev/null of=file-to-truncate seek=howevermuchtotruncate
don't forget bs=1. seek is in terms of block size, which defaults to
512 bytes. :)
my $.02...truncate(1) ought to behave as touch(1) does, with the
creation of files and a default truncation size of 0. any other size
you want should *not* be another parameter, but a argument to an
option. like touch(1).
digression: would anyone like it if cp(1) and mv(1) (and maybe
others?) both had a "-t target" options so that you could do things
find foo -type f -name \*.bar | xargs mv -t otherthere
or is it just me?
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